Metso appoints Jani Puroranta as Chief Digital Officer

Jani Puroranta has been appointed the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of Metso starting August 1, 2016. The CDO will be responsible for driving the company's digital transformation and overseeing the implementation of Metso's digital strategy in close co-operation with all business areas. The CDO reports to the President and CEO.

Jani Puroranta has a long track record in leading and developing digital business, having worked in various business development and leadership roles, most recently as Director of Product Strategy and R&D at Bilot Consulting.

"Digitalization is transforming the ways we do business, interact with our customers and build new business models, products and services. Our objective is to help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability. Together with business areas and functions, Metso's CDO will have a key role in the development of Metso's processes and capabilities so that we can provide the best customer experience and value-generating solutions with the help of digitalization," says Matti Kähkönen, President and CEO of Metso.

CV of Jani Puroranta is included in this press release.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results. ,  

Further information, please contact:

Helena Marjaranta VP, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: